Congratulations to the top 12 teams!

The 12 teams listed below have been selected by our judges for the semi-final round of the DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia 2016.

AESIR

Country: Hong Kong

Sector: Web/Mobile

Website: Click here

AESIR creates serious games to promote social inclusion for persons with special needs. In cooperation with professional counsellors and play therapists, AESIR provides augmented reality apps and books to develop foundational life skills through play therapy.

工蚁坊咨询
(Ants Workshop)

Country: China

Sector: Financial Services

Website: Click here

工蚁坊咨询 (Ants Workshop) strives to increase the employability of young migrant women from rural China through their training workshops. They also provide professional consultancy to NGOs and startups in areas of finance, legal and taxation.

Arus Education

Country: Malaysia

Sector: Education

Website: Click here

Arus Education plans to run a network of low-cost private schools for underprivileged students aged 13 – 16 to receive quality education through the process of making.

BLITAB Technology

Country: Austria (with impact in Asia)

Sector: Education

Website: Click here

An “iPad” for the blind, BLITAB is the first-ever Braille tablet that creates tactile Braille, graphics and maps for those with sight loss so blind people can learn, work and play with one mobile device, leading to employment generation and equality empowerment.

engageSPARK

Country: Philippines

Sector: Web/Mobile

Website: Click here

engageSPARK is a simple, cloud-based integrated platform that enables non-profits to build Voice and SMS programs to engage low-income communities in developing countries.

I’m Soul Inc

Country: Singapore

Sector: Others

Website: Click here

Through awareness-raising activiites, music technology, an online portal, and training programmes, I’m Soul Inc. Pte. Ltd. enables people and communities to unlock the therapeutic power of music easily, 24 / 7, at a low cost, regardless of age, culture, abilities, or disabilities.

Jeevtronics

Country: India

Sector: Healthcare & Sanitation

Website: Click here

Jeevtronics reduces the rate of cardiac arrest in developing countries with an affordable, reliable hand-cranked defibrillator that runs independently of an external power source.

Kruosar Solar

Country: Cambodia

Sector: Energy/Environment

Website: Click here

Kruosar Solar is tackling the problem of energy access in Cambodia by building a last-mile distribution network for sales, installation and after-sales care of solar home systems (SHS).

Nazava Water Filters

Country: Indonesia

Sector: Healthcare & Sanitation

Website: Click here

Nazava aims to provide safe, affordable household water filters to allow everyone, everywhere – in particular those at the bottom of the pyramid, to have access to drinking water.

OurCityLove Social Enterprise

Country: Taiwan

Sector: Web/Mobile

Website: Click here

OurCityLove Social Enterprise have developed an accessibility information structure that links data of cities’ accessible restaurants, transportation, other facilities and services together on a cloud-based platform.

Siam Organic

Country: Thailand

Sector: Agriculture

Website: Click here

Siam Organic uses innovative organic products with global appeal – “Jasberry rice” – to alleviate farmer poverty in Thailand.

Socialgiver

Country: Thailand

Sector: Tourism

Website: Click here

Socialgiver is a platform that turns businesses’ surplus capacity into donations for charity, through sale of giftcards/vouchers to online consumers.

Click here to view the infographics of each of the teams above to find out more about how they work.